Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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Your flawed comparison forgets that the US had a few decades of headstart in the industrial revolution... (Russia at the beginning of XX century was quite underdeveloped, agrarian country, in a semi-colonial dependence)

You also forget about the bloody labour struggle in the US (some examples ...Ludlow very alike PoznaƄ '56; Lattimer even had also Polish workers)

And, more generally, the US style of development is unsustainable...

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